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Tree of Life Web Project The Tree of Life Web Project (ToL) is a collaborative effort of biologists and nature enthusiasts from around the world. On more than 10,000 World Wide Web pages, the project provides information about biodiversity, the characteristics of different groups of organisms, and their evolutionary history (phylogeny). Each page contains information about a particular group, e.g., salamanders, segmented worms, phlox flowers, tyrannosaurs, euglenids, Heliconius butterflies, club fungi, or the vampire squid. Jubilothèque — Fonds Giard The BUPMC preserves in its section Biologie Recherche the library constituted by Alfred Giard (1846-1908), French zoologist who contributed to the dissemination of the idea of the evolution of species in France. The collection exemplifies the research led by the scientist at the Lille Faculty of science, where he first worked, at the Wimereux maritime zoology laboratory, created and funded by his own contribution in 1874, at the Ecole normale supérieure (from 1887), at the chair in history of evolution of organized beings (which he was the first appointed to in 1888) and at the Académie des sciences (1900). The collection shows how difficult was the adoption of the theory of evolution by the French university, but the number of research works in descriptive biology still used in parasitology and marine biology makes it exceed the pure historical interest. The monographs selected for digitization include in particular books by A.
Take College And University Courses Online Completely Free In recent years massive open online courses (MOOCs) have become a trend in online education. The term was coined in 2008 by David Cormier, manager of web communications and innovations at the University of Prince Edward Island. The first MOOC was created the previous year, at Utah State University. Today, there are hundreds of thousands of courses available online at no cost. You can study anything from business to zoology in your own home at no cost. Jubilothèque — Charcot collection The BUPMC keeps in the Bibliothèque de Neurosciences Jean-Martin Charcot, historical collections mainly constituted by J.M. Charcot's personal library (books, journals, theses and offprint collections, manuscripts, observations, neurological covering the second part of the XIXth century) to which is added the Salpêtrière Interns' library (books, journals, neurology and psychiatry theses thèses for the period 1900-1950). Part of these collections was digitized with the double aim of preserving the original documents and ensuring the valorization of collections notable for their iconography : manuscripts of lessons and observations by J.M.
Understanding Evolution The bacteria that changed the world - May, 2017 The make-up of Earth's atmosphere, once the domain of Earth science textbooks, has become an increasingly "hot" news topic in recent decades, as we struggle to curb global warming by limiting the carbon dioxide that human activity produces. While the changes that humanity has wrought on the planet are dramatic, this isn’t the first time that one species has changed Earth’s atmosphere. Three billion years ago, there was no free oxygen in the atmosphere at all. Life was anaerobic, meaning that it did not need oxygen to live and grow. That all changed due to the evolution of Cyanobacteria, a group of single-celled, blue-green bacteria. Read the rest of the story here | See the Evo in the News archive
Arctic Unit Week 1 This was meant to be our first January unit, but lack of routine and school was getting to us so we went ahead and started a week early. First we looked for the Arctic Circle on our globe and talked about the different countries that make up the Arctic land. I pointed out the Arctic Ocean. Fisher's exact test of independence - Handbook of Biological Statistics Summary Use the Fisher's exact test of independence when you have two nominal variables and you want to see whether the proportions of one variable are different depending on the value of the other variable. Use it when the sample size is small. When to use it
The Electronic Library of Mathematics The Electronic Library of Mathematics (ELibM) Established 1996 — the longest-running and largest open access repository in mathematics For fastest access: Choose your nearest mirror site! The Electronic Library of Mathematics contains online journals, article collections, monographs, and other electronic resources in the field of mathematics. All material is in electronic form and access is generally free, except for some periodicals with a "moving wall", i.e., a certain delay period after which resources become freely available.
ARKive - Discover the world's most endangered species Wildscreen's Arkive project was launched in 2003 and grew to become the world's biggest encyclopaedia of life on Earth. With the help of over 7,000 of the world’s best wildlife filmmakers and photographers, conservationists and scientists, Arkive.org featured multi-media fact-files for more than 16,000 endangered species. Freely accessible to everyone, over half a million people every month, from over 200 countries, used Arkive to learn and discover the wonders of the natural world. Since 2013 Wildscreen was unable to raise sufficient funds from trusts, foundations, corporates and individual donors to support the year-round costs of keeping Arkive online. Therefore, the charity had been using its reserves to keep the project online and was unable to fund any dedicated staff to maintain Arkive, let alone future-proof it, for over half a decade. Despite appeals for support, just 85 of our 5.6 million users in 2018 made a donation.
Philosophy Philosophy is the study of general and fundamental problems concerning matters such as existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language. The Ancient Greek word philosophia was probably coined by Pythagoras and literally means "love of wisdom". In the 19th century, philosophy became more professionalized as it began to be studied and taught in modern research universities. Contemporary academic philosophers subdivide research areas in various ways. For example, topical divisions include major branches such as epistemology, logic, metaphysics, ethics, aesthetics, and other specialized branches. Other ways of dividing include historical period (e.g., ancient and modern); thinker (e.g., Platonism, Confucianism, Kantianism); or philosophical tradition (e.g., analytic or Continental).
Ten Recent Advances in Evolution By Carl Zimmer Posted 10.26.09 NOVA To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Origin of Species, here's a list—by no means exhaustive—of some of the biggest advances in evolutionary biology over the past decade. These advances include not just a better understanding of how this or that group of species first evolved, but insights into the evolutionary process itself.